Bug 213509 - 'Suggested modification to 'errata' page
Summary: 'Suggested modification to 'errata' page
Status: Closed Not A Bug
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Website (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: Chris Rees
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-15 17:59 UTC by Jamie Landeg-Jones
Modified: 2019-09-09 21:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jamie Landeg-Jones 2016-10-15 17:59:54 UTC
Comment 1 Jamie Landeg-Jones 2016-10-15 18:05:15 UTC
Sorry for the above mis-post - The list of 'potential duplicates' obscured my screen.

Anyway, just a quickie:

I googled "freebsd erratas" to check before installing, and the top entry was this:


I visited it, and found nothing to worry about. It was only later by accident that I stumbled on:


I think it would be more than useful if the errata page also linked/mentioned these release pages.

Cheers, Jamie
Comment 2 Chris Rees freebsd_committer 2018-12-23 21:49:28 UTC
Are you suggesting that the "security notices" page should link to Errata?
Comment 3 Jamie Landeg-Jones 2018-12-24 05:36:48 UTC
Hi - I don't even remember raising this bug!

It does appear that that was what I was suggesting!

I think it was due to the fact that the security notices page is titled "FreeBSD Erratas", not (eg) "security related erratas" - that title implied to me that it *was* the errata page, so I almost missed the full errata page (specifically the 'Open issues' section which was relevent to me at the time)

I guess my point was that it may be better if that page made clearer it was just related to security erratas, and for other erratas, see [link]

Hope this makes sense!

cheers, Jamie
Comment 4 Chris Rees freebsd_committer 2019-09-09 21:12:59 UTC

This page actually contains the exact same content as the errata notices for the release.  For example, if you look at the errata for the latest release, you'll see that all of the 17 items (down to FreeBSD-EN-19:17.ipfw) are listed on the security/notices page.  This means that it *is* actually the errata page and is correctly labelled!

Please let me know if you still disagree, and I'll take another look.